KATTU SHAH, a Muslim resident of Kashmir who converted a Sikh, was known for his piety and devotion. Journeying through Kashmir once, Guru Hargobind (1595-1644) put up with him in his house for a night. Later, as says Sarup Das Bhalla, Mahimd Prakash, a group of Sikhs, on their way to Snnagar to visit Guru Hargobind and carrying a jar of honey as their offering, also stayed with Kattu Shah who requested them to let him have some honey to taste. They refused saying that they could not do so before the Guru had partaken of it.

When Guru Hargobind heard the story at Srinagar, he told the visiting Sikhs that there was no difference between a Sikh and the Guru. “Whatever is fed to my Sikhs with love,” said Guru Hargobind, “reaches me. Refusal to give to a needy Sikh reflects lack of faith in the Guru.” He asked them to go back to Kami Shah and give him the jar.

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1. Gurhilas Chhevw Pcitshnh\’i. Patiala, 1970
2. Bhalla, Sarnp Das, Mahimd Praknsh. Patiala, 1971
3. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sn Cur Prnlfip Swnj Crnnlh. Ammsar, 1927-33